Furniture needed for families in crisis

The charity ReLoved is making an appeal for donations.

Tuesday, 24th January 2017, 1:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th January 2017, 1:28 pm
More furniture and household items are needed at ReLoved, which helps families from Southwick to Rustington

Furniture and household items are collected to prevent them going to landfill. They are then given out for free to local families in crisis.

Sharon Fitzgerald, project manager, said: “We work with agencies and organisations who have contact with those in need, such as social workers, housing agencies, keyworkers and hostels, and people can also self refer.

“We currently have more referrals than we have provision for. Most people have a single bed, some rugs or extra kitchenware that they no longer use and would be happy to give to a family in need.”

ReLoved collects and donates in the area from Southwick to Rustington. Previous cases have included families who have suffered house fires or flooding, and low income families who cannot replace a broken bed or fridge.

Volunteers who upcycle the donated furniture are mainly those with barriers to work or who are in recovery from addictions, have mental health issues or learning difficulties.

Telephone 07955 731910 or email [email protected] for more information.

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